Thursday, 12 September 2013

Real Techniques Brush Review: More Than Your Average Brushes


Hello everyone:) So brushes are the topic today as I have finally got home from Greece! I'm back to normal posting now! I fell into the consumer trap when I was younger and longed for almost every MAC brush available. Every Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a MAC brush or two, and I guarded them with my life. When I really got into make up, I decided to experiment with brushes. I'd love to try some Chanel ones because they will look gorgeous in my make up bag, but until I can bring myself to spend that much money on brushes again, I will stick with these. Real Techniques seem to have taken the world by storm, designed by Samantha Chapman from YouTube's Pixiwoo. I was recommended these by a friend a while ago and at £11.00ish, they were worth a try. I've got to say, once you use these brushes, you will never go back...




I have had these for a long long time now, hence why the logo etc has rubbed off. But, I always think that the brush itself gets better with age. I used to have the large Body Shop powder brush and I felt that it only got really good after using it for about a year, I find that you kind of need to wear your make up brushes in. I was drawn to these when I saw them in Boots (and the thought of getting Boots points for buying them). I was planing on buying the Real Techniques starter brush set, I think this is around £21.00. But instead I knew that I wouldn't use the brushes in that kit, so I bought two individually; the powder brush and the expert face brush.


I use the expert face brush as a foundation brush, it is immense when it comes to blending and actually, better than my MAC foundation brush, which now seems to leave a lot of hairs on my face. This cost me around £9.00 from Boots which is more than affordable, particularly in comparison to high-end brushes which can cost around £35.00 for one. I have never had any shedding from these brushes and I've had them for well over a year, so they really do last. The expert face brush is unreal when it comes to blending foundation, it gets rid of any lines on the sides of the face too.

The Real Techniques powder brush is just as good, again, it's never shedded on my face and it applies my powder flawlessly. I use the powder brush as a blusher brush too, I find that the only way to get a nice subtle colour on my cheeks is to blend it with this powder brush. I will never go back to using any other brushes after using these (unless someone wants to tell me of a brand that can rival these) and can't wait to extend my collection, these brushes blend and apply everything so effortlessly.
If you haven't tried Real Techniques brushes yet I urge you to do so, I used to swear by high-end make up brushes, but these really are just as good. I personally choose to clean my Real Techniques brushes using anti-bacterial hand gel to kill off any germs. 

Have you used Real Techniques? What make up brushes do you use? Would you like to try some Real Techniques brushes? Can you recommend any other make up brushes? 
Lots of love, Em x
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52 comments:

  1. i absolutely love my real techniques brushes, they are probably my favourites along with MAC brushes :)

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. Me toooo eee yay so glad you agree:) X

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  2. I cannot imagine not have brushes!!!
    International giveaway: http://fashionismypassion-nickey.blogspot.cz/

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  3. real technique brushes are the holy grail in terms of brushes! I couldn't live without my blending brush! and I agree, brushes work so much better when they're worn in a bit :)
    http://thousandsundowns.blogspot.com.au/

    xx

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    1. Yes the holy grail that's the right word for them! xxx

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  4. I love real techniques brushes !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  5. I bought the eye bruhes kit and I absolutely love them. i also have some BH Cosmetics and they are very good too.

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    1. Might try the eye brushes kit! yeah are they? gonna try those! xx

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  6. SO much love for RT!! - Hope your good sweetie :)

    I have some new posts over at the blog including a beauty haul, Origins post and a battle of herbal teas :D

    The Jewel Beauty Blog - A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog!

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    1. Yayyyy glad you love RT too!!! x Ooo thanks girlie will have a look :) X

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  7. i love ALL there brushes! such great quality and affordable :) Zoeva is also a great brand if your looking at trying something new! xxx

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    1. I know, such gooood quality! xx Ooo thank you I'll have a look :) X

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  8. Just replaced my old(ish) Real Techniques brushes with some lovely new one's as they are currently on buy on get one half price in Boots!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Eeeeek!!! ubuy one get one half price?! i musttt go and get some eeeek! xxx

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  9. i need these but it's a bit expensive.

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    1. oh i think they're reallllyy well priced!

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  10. I have quite a few brushes And I love them! I didn't review on my blog if you want to check That out.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooo i'll check it out thank you! xx

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  11. I've only got their stippling brush at the moment so I want to try some of their other ones now. I think you've persuaded me! And they're cheap so I don't feel bad about wanting them :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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    1. I want to try the stippling one I think! If it's the one i'm thinking of! xx

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  12. I love my RT brushes like some many others! I have spent silly money on make-up brushes and these are reasonably priced and great quality! A beauty must have!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. I know, couldn't agree! Just as good as high end brushes! x

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  13. These are the most perfect brushes! I've got the core collection, powder brush, expert face brush, and blush brush and couldn't decide on a favourite. Although I love me some MAC brushes the RT ones are amazing quality, especially for the price. I also really like KIKO brushes, I've reviewed my fave brush from them today! xxx

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    1. I know, so sooo good. I might try the core collection :) I want to try KIKO! x

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  14. I use Clinique make up brushes at the moment which have served me well for years! They're very worn down now so Real Techniques brushes are on my Christmas list already!

    Holly xx

    abranchofholly.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I want to try Clinique make up brushes, Clinique are so good at everything :) X

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  15. Nice post! I actually use the Make Up Forever one:)

    http://morgirunsaway.blogspot.fr/2013/09/make-up-for-you-for-me-forever.html

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    1. Aw thank you, ooo I bet they're good! x

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  16. I LOVE these brushes! I get mine off www.iherb.com, and with discount code FFM227 I get a really good deal on them + international shipping is super cheap! :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aw wow thats sooo good thank you for the discount code yay! x

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  17. These are the same two brushes I own from real techniques and would love to try some more! I'm beyond pleased with the quality and performance!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Ah so glad you own the same ones hehe :) x so glad you're pleased too!

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  18. I absoultely love these brushes, there's nothing better! xx

    Martyna| NEONMIZZLE

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  19. This is one makeup/beauty product that I have never read a bad review on. Plus I totally agree, they are fantastic, not sure how I did my makeup before without them!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I know, I've never seen anything bad about them ever! So good, I know, I couldn't do my make up without them! x

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  20. I own this as well, and they do work wonders!

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  21. I am in the market to replace my Mac powder brush, so after all the great reviews, I will definitely give these babies a go! xx

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    1. eeeek yes you should, so much cheaper! x

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  22. I really need to get my hands on these brushes. I need a whole new set of brushes and have heard such amazing things about them :)

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm gonna go and buy some more, these are amazing! x

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  23. It is so true about once you've used these brushes you won't want to use any others, they are amazing I am slowly growing quite the collection of these gems :p xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, I love them so much, I want to get a collection of them started too! x

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  24. The cheapest RT brush you can get ladies!!!! I got my Real Techniques brush sets from iHerb.com and used a discount code! You can use my discount code JGS688 (no expiration!) and get $10 off your entire purchase! They do ship worldwide for only $4 =)

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  25. I've been a bit loathed to spend that much money on a brush up until now, however I recently bought it, and I must say I really like it. Its incredibly soft, and my colour disperses nicely. Great review lovely x
    Heroine In Heels

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